Wax Ltd

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WAX LTD.
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Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry in the studio.
Background information
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter, engineer
Years active 2005-Present
Associated acts Blondfire, Zella Day, Family of the Year, Best Coast, Redlight King, Eels, The Folk Implosion, Muse, Miley Cyrus

Wax Ltd. is the multi-platinum production and songwriting team of Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry. Collectively and individually they have worked with a wide variety of artists including Zella Day, Blondfire, Family of the Year, Miley Cyrus, Best Coast, Redlight King, Rihanna, Britney Spears, as well as Muse, The Rolling Stones, New Order, The Folk Implosion, Eels, and many others.

History[edit]

Xandy Barry was in the New York based band Kilowatt and began his recording career at Green Street Studios and the Cutting Room before moving out to Los Angeles, CA. Wally Gagel was known for his work on the Top 40 hit Natural One by the band Folk Implosion as well as his involvement with Fort Apache Studios in Boston. He was also a member of the A&M recording act, Orbit. In 2005, after working together on Barry’s solo album, “All the Money in the World”, the pair began writing, producing, recording and mixing for other artists under the name WAX LTD. In 2009, WAX LTD moved their operations into the former TTG Studios in Hollywood, CA, where a number of acts from the 1960s and 1970s recorded such as Jimi Hendrix, the Velvet Underground, the Doors, Neil Young, Frank Zappa and the Animals. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Record Label[edit]

In June 2011 Wax Ltd. formed WAX LTD. Records to sign as well as upstream artists on their roster. Notable releases include albums by Blondfire, Zella Day, Family of the Year and Redlight King.

iTunes Live Sessions[edit]

Starting in 2010, the duo began producing, mixing, and engineering original sessions for iTunes. Working with artists such as Vampire Weekend, Gorillaz, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Maroon 5, Ozomatli, Metric, PJ Harvey, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Slash, The Decemberists, Shelby Lynne, Joshua James, and Best Coast. [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

Discography[edit]

Artist Album Release Date Record Label Credits
Red Rosamond "Looks Can Kill" Single August 2016 WAX LTD Producer, Co-Writer, Instruments, Engineer, Mixer
Blondfire "True Confessions" EP May 2016 WAX LTD Producer, Co-Writer, Instruments, Engineer, Mixer
Larkin Poe "Trouble In Mind" Single April 2016 WAX LTD Producer, Co-Writer, Instruments, Engineer
Blondfire "True Confessions" Single February 2016 WAX LTD Producer, Co-Writer, Instruments, Engineer, Mixer
Escondido Walking With A Stranger LP February 2016 Kill Canyon Mixer, Additional Production
Zella Day "Bloodline" from Diablo - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack January 2016 Milan Records Producer, Engineer, Co-Writer, Instruments, Mixer
MOBIVSTRIP MOBIVSTRIP EP November 2015 FF1 Producer, Engineer, Writer, Instruments, Mixer
The Rebel Light "Strangers" Single October 2015 Rebel Light Mixer
Blondfire "Pleasure" Single October 2015 WAX LTD Producer, Engineer, Writer, Instruments, Mixer
Robert DeLong In the Cards LP October 2015 Glassnote Records Producer, Engineer, Writer, Mixer
Baby E "Champagne" Single September 2015 Young Money/Kemosabe Records Producer, Engineer, Instruments, Writer, Mixer
Escondido "Heart is Black" Single September 2015 Kill Canyon Mixer, Additional Production
Family of the Year Family Of The Year LP September 2015 Nettwerk Producer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Mobivstrip "Whisper" Single August 2015 FF1 Producer, Engineer, Writer, Instruments, Mixer
Hunter Hunted Ready For You LP July 2015 RCA Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Miynt "Civil War"/"Nick Drake" Single July 2015 B3Sci Records Producer, Mixer
Zella Day Kicker LP June 2015 Pinetop Records/Hollywood Records Co-Writer, Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Best Coast California Nights LP May 2015 Harvest Records/Capitol Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Baby E "Finessin'" Single May 2015 Young Money/Kemosabe Records Producer, Engineer, Instruments, Writer, Mixer
Tout va Bien Kepler Star LP April 2015 Warner Music Benelux Mixer
Zella Day "Sacrifice" from The Divergent Series: Insurgent – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack March 2015 Interscope Records Producer, Co-Writer, Mixer, Engineer
Family of the Year "Hero" from Boyhood Motion Picture Soundtrack July 2014 Nonesuch Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer
The Mowgli's "Your Friend" from Earth to Echo Motion Picture Soundtrack July 2014 Relativity Records Producer, Mixer, Engineer
Zella Day "East of Eden" Single July 2014 B3Sci Records Producer, Co-Writer, Mixer, Engineer
Zella Day "Sweet Ophelia"/"1965" Single April 2014 B3Sci Records Producer, Co-Writer, Mixer, Engineer
Blondfire Young Heart LP February 2014 Tender Tender Rush Records Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Mixer
Rare Monk "Splice"/"Sleep Attack" Single February 2014 B3Sci Records Producer, Mixer
Best Coast Fade Away EP October 2013 Jewel City Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Cillie Barnes Happy Valley EP October 2013 Universal Republic Records Co-Producer, Engineer
Sebadoh Defend Yourself LP September 2013 Joyful Noise Recordings Mixer
Redlight King Irons in the Fire LP September 2013 Hollywood Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Black Prairie Wild Ones LP May 2013 Captan Bluegrass Producer, Engineer
Redlight King "Redemption" from Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture) April 2013 Hollywood Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Best Coast "Fear of My Identity"/"Who Have I Become" Single April 2013 Mexican Summer Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Hunter Hunted Hunter Hunted EP February 2013 A&M Octone Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Blondfire Where The Kids Are EP November 2012 Warner Bros. Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Family of the Year Loma Vista LP July 2012 Nettwerk Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Bon Iver iTunes Session June 2012 Jagjaguwar Engineer, Mixer
Zella Day Cynics vs. Dreamers EP May 2012 WAX LTD Co-writer, Producer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Family of the Year Diversity EP May 2012 Nettwerk Producer, Engineer, Mixer
We Are Augustines iTunes Session April 2012 Oxcart Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Lady Danville "Operating" Single February 2012 Self-Released Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals ITunes Session December 2011 Hollywood Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
The Head and the Heart iTunes Session November 2011 Sub Pop Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Javier Colon "Echo" from Come Through for You LP November 2011 Universal Republic Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Blondfire "Where the Kids Are" Single October 2011 Tender Tender Rush Mixer
The Gaslight Anthem ITunes Session October 2011 Shock Entertainment Mixer
Family of the Year St. Croix EP September 2011 TinyOGRE Entertainment Producer, Engineer, Mixer
PJ Harvey ITunes Session September 2011 Vagrant Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Lykke Li iTunes Session August 2011 Warner Music UK Mixer
The Decemberists iTunes Session August 2011 Capitol Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Redlight King Something For the Pain LP June 2011 Hollywood Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Best Coast iTunes Session May 2011 Mexican Summer Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Maroon 5 iTunes Session February 2011 A&M Octone Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Metric iTunes Session January 2011 Metric Music International Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Vampire Weekend iTunes Session December 2010 XL Recordings Mixer
Slash iTunes Session December 2010 Dik Hayd Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Shelby Lynne iTunes Session December 2010 Everso Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros iTunes Session November 2010 Community Music/Fairfax Recordings Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Ozomatli iTunes Session November 2010 Downtown Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Gorillaz ITunes Session October 2010 Virgin Records/Parlophone Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Styrofoam Disco Synthesizers and Daily Tranquilizers LP October 2010 Nettwerk Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Tamar Kaprelian Sinner or a Saint LP August 2010 Interscope Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club iTunes Session July 2010 Abstract Dragon Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Angel Taylor iTunes Session July 2010 Aware Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Joshua James iTunes Session June 2010 Northplatte Records/Intelligent Noise Mixer
Norah Jones iTunes Originals February 2010 Blue Note Records Mixer
Lenka "Force of Nature" from Lenka LP September 2008 Epic Records Co-Writer
Jason Reeves "Happy Accident" and "Reaching" from The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache LP September 2008 Warner Bros. Records Co-Writer
Miranda Cosgrove iCarly: Music From and Inspired By The Hit TV Show LP June 2008 Columbia Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad Live DVD June 2008 Def Jam Recordings Mixer
Styrofoam A Thousand Words LP April 2008 Nettwerk Producer, Engineer, Mixer
The Billionaires Really Real Forever LP April 2008 Too Soon Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Rihanna Live: Walmart Soundcheck DVD November 2007 Def Jam Recordings Mixer
Puddle of Mudd "Radiate" from Famous LP October 2007 Geffen Records Co-Writer
Miley Cyrus "As I Am" and "Clear" from Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus LP June 2007 Hollywood Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Jessica Simpson "B.O.Y." from A Public Affair LP August 2006 Epic Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Elan Atias "Nothing Is Worth Losing You" from Together as One LP June 2006 Interscope Records Co-Writer, Instruments
Nick Lachey "On Your Own" from What's Left of Me LP May 2006 Jive Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
New Order "Waiting for the Siren's Call" Remix September 2005 London Records Remixer
Backstreet Boys "Lose It All" from Never Gone LP June 2005 Jive Records Co-Writer
Lou Barlow "Caterpillar Girl" from Emoh LP January 2005 Merge Records Producer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Muse Absolution LP September 2003 Warner Bros. Records Engineer
Eels Souljacker LP September 2001 Dreamworks Records Engineer, Programmer, Mixer
Old 97's Satellite Rides LP March 2001 Elektra Records Producer, Engineer
Juliana Hatfield "Cool Rock Boy" and "Don't Rush Me" from Beautiful Creature LP May 2000 Zoë Records/Island Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Eels Daisies of the Galaxy LP February 2000 Dreamworks Records Engineer, Mixer
Folk Implosion One Part Lullaby LP September 1999 Interscope Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
The Rolling Stones "Out of Control" from Bridges to Babylon LP September 1997 Virgin Records Mixer
Juliana Hatfield Please Do Not Disturb EP October 1997 Bar/None Records Engineer, Mixer
Tanya Donelly Lovesongs for Underdogs LP August 1997 Sire Records/Warner Bros. Records Producer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Old 97's Too Far to Care LP June 1997 Elektra Records Producer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
*Folk Implosion Dare to Be Surprised LP April 1997 Communion Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Instruments, Mixer
Orbit Libido Speedway LP February 1997 A&M Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Sebadoh Harmacy LP August 1996 Sub Pop Engineer, Mixer
Karate Karate LP March 1996 Southern Records Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Superchunk Here's Where the Strings Come In LP September 1995 Merge Records Engineer, Mixer
Folk Implosion Natural One from Kids Original Soundtrack July 1995 London Records Producer, Co-Writer, Engineer, Mixer
Belly "Super-Connected" from King LP February 1995 Sire Records/Reprise Records Engineer

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ Gagel, Wally. "Wally Gagel - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  3. ^ "WEB EXCLUSIVE: WALLY GAGEL". tlchicken.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  4. ^ "E, WALLY GAGEL & JIM LANG (EELS): Recording Daisies Of The Galaxy". soundonsound.com. 2000-09-01. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Wax Ltd. the Sound of East LA". musicradar.com. 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - iTunes Session by Best Coast". itunes.apple.com. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - iTunes Session by Metric". itunes.apple.com. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - iTunes Session by Vampire Weekend". itunes.apple.com. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - iTunes Session by Gorillaz". itunes.apple.com. 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - iTunes Session by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club". itunes.apple.com. 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - Music - iTunes Session by Maroon 5". itunes.apple.com. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  12. ^ "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - iTunes Session by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros". itunes.apple.com. 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  14. ^ "iTunes - Music - iTunes Session (feat. Myles Kennedy) by Slash". itunes.apple.com. 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - iTunes Session by Shelby Lynne". itunes.apple.com. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  16. ^ "iTunes - Music - iTunes Session by Joshua James". itunes.apple.com. 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
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